Carey Purcell is a New-York based writer, reporter and theater critic. She covers the New York theater scene, reviewing plays and interviewing members of the community. Her writing offers a fresh and feminist perspective from a young, progressive woman. Read more.

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Review: Holiday Inn

It’s early in the year to blame a weight gain on the holidays, but after seeing Holiday Inn, the new Irving Berlin musical at Studio 54, I was afraid to step on the scale for fear some of the sweetness … Continue reading

Review: Stuffed

First loves are often the subject of works of drama, but the first loves reminisced about in Stuffed differ greatly from those of a Shakespearean tragedy. Instead of a next-door neighbor or a classmate in school, these loves are food. … Continue reading

Published: Why Don’t We Like Real “Unlikable” Women?

Originally published in Dame Magazine Read this story online “I’m fluent in Bastard. It’s one of my languages,” Selina Meyer, the title character in HBO’s Veep, states unapologetically. A politician who considers the slogan, “Get the government out of my … Continue reading

Review: Slumber

Being a part of an immersive theater production is one experience, but having an aerialist dangle less than five feet from your head (while the silks that the aerialist hangs from brush your shoulders), is another. And it’s the latter … Continue reading

Review: The Encounter

    The meaning of time is constantly pondered, discussed and perhaps even escaped from by the protagonist of The Encounter, the new play on Broadway by Simon McBurney, but, for theatergoers at this overstimulating and exhausting production, it is … Continue reading

Review: Bachelorette

“I’m glad I didn’t have a drink before seeing this play,” was my first thought as I left a performance of Bachelorette, Leslye Headland’s dark comedy that was revived at Walkerspace. This searing portrayal of toxic female friendships, which first … Continue reading

Review: The Wolves

  It’s not all fun and games in The Wolves, the new play by Sarah DeLapppe receiving its world-premiere production from the Playwrights Realm. Despite taking place on a soccer field, and the entire cast of characters belonging to the … Continue reading

Review: The Birds

A sign at the entrance of The Birds warns audience members that the production contains the use of fog and nudity. However, neither of the two aspects of the play that require warning are shocking or frightening, despite the clear … Continue reading